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Change of Major

Major Changes within Texas A&M

 

To change your major to Psychology, follow the steps below…..

  • Stop by the Psychological and Brain Sciences Advising office (Milner Hall, Suite 205) during walk-in hours (8-12pm) or email Lisa Bowden and fill out a major change application. Click HERE to print the application.
  • Applications will be reviewed for COMPLETED prereqs the week prior to the major change date. You must turn in your application at least ONE WEEK before the major change meeting you wish to attend.
  • If all prereqs are met, you will be notified by your TAMU EMAIL ADDRESS and further instructions will be provided.
  • Students will be required to attend a major change meeting (BY INVITATION ONLY) on one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, August 21st 8:30am-9:00am
  • Tuesday, September 11th 8:30am-9:00am
  • Friday, October 12th 1:30pm-2:00pm
  • Friday, November 16th 8:30am-9:00am

After attending the meeting, your major will be changed to Psychology.

NOTE:  Keep in contact with the advising office as to when the next application review dates and major change meeting dates will be for future months.

If you are applying to change majors into Psychology, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have no more than 75 completed hours (grades included: F; grades excluded: I, W, Q)
  2. Minimum 2.5 GPR overall
  3. Completion of PSYC 107 with a minimum grade of C
  4. Completion of at least one of the following math courses: MATH 140 (TCCNS MATH 1324) or MATH 150 (TCCNS MATH 2412) with a C or better, MATH 141, MATH 166 (TCCNS MATH 1332), MATH 142 (TCCNS MATH 1325) with a D or better; may not substitute algebra
    • MATH 140, 141 and 166 are repeat credits

First-time freshman exception:  If you have 75 hours or more, you may still apply for a major change into Psychology IF AND ONLY IF you meet all other transfer criteria, and you entered TAMU as a first-time freshman within the past ONE semester.

*Effective Fall 2014, SPMT304 will NOT count toward the major or minor in PSYC

For more information, contact our Advising Office.

Prospective Transfer Students from another College or University

Transfer students coming from another university or from a community college and are applying for admission to TAMU with a Psychology major, must meet the following requirements:

  1. Minimum of 24 completed graded hours (AP courses do NOT apply towards graded hours)
  2. Maximum 75 total hours (including F, I, W, Q)
  3. Minimum 3.0 GPR overall
  4. Completion of Introductory Psychology with a minimum grade of C
  5. Completion of either MATH 1324 (TAMU MATH 140) or MATH 2412 (TAMU MATH 150) with a B or better OR completion of MATH 1325 (TAMU MATH 142) or MATH 1332 (TAMU MATH 166)  °MATH 1324 and 1332 are repeat credits
  6. Completion of ENGL 1302 (TAMU ENGL 104) with a C or better

Go to Admissions to start to the process.  Also, please visit with one of Texas A&M’s Prospective Student Centers. You may also set up a tour of the Texas A&M campus by contacting the Visitor’s Center.

Change of Major from Galveston

If you are wanting to change your major from the TAMUG to TAMUCS, you must follow the below procedure.  You will follow the “major change” requirements, not “transfer” requirements. You also will have to follow the major change dates listed above.

 You must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have no more than 75 completed hours (grades included: F; grades excluded: I, W, Q)
  2. Minimum 2.5 GPR overall
  3. Completion of PSYC 107 with a minimum grade of C
  4. Completion of at least one of the following math courses: MATH 140 (TCCNS MATH 1324) or MATH 150 (TCCNS MATH 2412) with a C or better, MATH 141, MATH 166 (TCCNS MATH 1332), MATH 142 (TCCNS MATH 1325) with a D or better; may not substitute algebra
    • MATH 140, 141 and 166 are repeat credits
  • If all requirements are met, email Lisa Bowden with your request and include your UIN.
  • Complete a Change of Major Request Form (emailed by advisor).
  • Once your form is received and reviewed, you will be notified by an advisor of your acceptance/denial.
  • If accepted, a hold will be placed on your account.  You must come in and meet with an advisor to sign an Admission Contract.  Once signed, the hold will be lifted.
  • If you have any questions, contact the Psychological and Brain Sciences Advising Office.